While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Beer duty may be cut in pubs to lure back drinkers
Beer duty could be cut in pubs and raised in supermarkets to encourage people to go out when lockdown ends and help the hospitality industry get back on its feet.
The big interview: Kate Nicholls
As CEO of UKHospitality, Kate Nicholls OBE has been instrumental in holding the government’s feet to the fire when it comes to saving the sector. She tells Lucy Shaw about her role, and what the industry is likely to face over the coming months.
Table Talk: Claude Bosi
The Lyon-born executive chef of Bibendum on memories of homemade gnocchi, eating whale in Japan without realising, and why Comté and Jura is the perfect pairing.
Michelle Obama to star in cooking show for kids
Former first lady, Michelle Obama, is to star in a new children’s cookery show that will feature cameos from top chefs including Massimo Bottura and José Andres.
Fortnum & Mason to stop selling foie gras
Luxury London department store Fortnum & Mason is to stop selling foie gras after succumbing to pressure from celebrities including Joanna Lumley.
WLC Eats (in): Simon Rogan at Home
WLC’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, pops her meal kit cherry with a three-course delivery from Simon Rogan’s Aulis in Soho, which included a triumphant trout dish.
Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship open for entries
The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 bursary is now open to UK-based sommelier entrants.
Stanley Tucci explores Italian wines in new TV series
London-based Italian-American actor Stanley Tucci has recorded a documentary series for CNN exploring the regional cuisines and wines of Italy.
Table Talk: Ben Murphy
The head chef of Launceston Place in Kensington on being inspired by Pierre Koffmann, pairing Vouvray with egg and soldiers, and why summer is his favourite season.
28°-50° to open on King’s Road in Chelsea
Wine-focused restaurant chain 28°-50° is to open a new wine workshop and kitchen on the King’s Road in London’s affluent Chelsea district this spring.
Chrissy Teigen criticised over US$13,000 wine order
American model Chrissy Teigen was left having to defend herself on social media after being criticised over a $13,000 bottle of wine she ordered in a restaurant.